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Wan/Lan invisible gates
nemo Apr-07-02 07:51 PM
I am connected to a network running NT. My gateway machine is a 98SE. I want to have a small network on my side of the 98SE machine which is totally invisible to the network, and the network managers, and doesn't need any input from them to set up. I need to get to data inside my LAN from outside, but don't want internet access from them going out. I have set up 98SE networks using the builtin microsoft stuff before, but am otherwise a kludger. Was thinking of using some sort of shared disk on the 98SE machine via a USB hub link to my other machines? Any pointers. Help much appreciated.

1. RE: Wan/Lan invisible gates
DJ Net2Infinity Apr-07-02 08:07 PM
In response to message 0
What exactly are you wanting the other machines to do?

2. RE: Wan/Lan invisible gates
nemo Apr-07-02 08:19 PM
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Other machines are running a variety of old DOS watchdog programs, and some loading webcam images with 98.

3. RE: Wan/Lan invisible gates
DJ Net2Infinity Apr-07-02 08:22 PM
In response to message 2
And you want to share what with your 98 box? The Internet? Files ?

4. RE: Wan/Lan invisible gates
nemo Apr-07-02 08:25 PM
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Just the files. I need to get to the data and images through internet access for monitoring purposes. I run an FTP and internet server off the existing gateway.

5. RE: Wan/Lan invisible gates
DJ Net2Infinity Apr-07-02 08:30 PM
In response to message 4
Hooking additional computers to a company network maybe considered an unfriendly act, that aside you should look at http://www.duxcw.com/digest/Howto/network/win98se/intro.htm and that should get you going.

6. RE: Wan/Lan invisible gates
nemo Apr-07-02 08:40 PM
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Have thoroughly read the pages already. All these setups assume that you need interactive access going out across the bridge computer. What I need is transfer of data to a fixed area on the gateway file structure, so that it can be passed, on request, outward from the LAN. It is a no-no to allow the LAN machines any active sight of the network. Is it possible for a 98 machine to run two SEPERATE networks simultaneously? The nearest I have managed is a Laplink setup, which allows you to get onto a machine which is already actively linked to a second. The configuration was never time-stable, and open to outside attack.

7. RE: Wan/Lan invisible gates
DJ Net2Infinity Apr-07-02 08:44 PM
In response to message 6
Put a second Nic in your 98 machine and look at this http://www.duxcw.com/digest/Howto/network/net2pc/intro.htm. With a second nic and a crossover cable you can do the file sharing thing with no internet sharing.

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